As with every Christmas I receive a bounty of of Kindle Food and this year a Barnes and Noble gift card. Since there are no new books I wish to buy for my personal reading I invested in three new costuming books. Books I have had on my personal wish list for many years. I will not lie, I spent several hours looking into if there were new books that I didn't know of, and sadly there were none. Which truly makes me wonder why so little is published on the subject. Then I moved on and sorted through my "wish list" on Amazon that I have been adding to since 2007. I had some stupid books on it, and I had a ton of books on several subjects that I have managed to score at greatly reduced prices on Ebay. I seriously have to laugh at how easily I stored those books on Amazon, and how many hours I spent finding them on Ebay for amazing prices compared to what they are worth. I will not lie, I do love looking up the prices of the books in my library are worth. Not that I would ever sell them, but it makes me happy to know what I worked so hard to obtain is worth so much to those who don't put the work in to acquire them on my limited budget.
So I purchased Corset's and Crinolines by Norah Waugh, Costume in Detail: 1730-1930 by Nancy Bradfield, and Patterns of Fashion I: English Woman's Dresses & Construction 1660-1860 by Janet Arnold. I can not wait for my packages to arrive so that I can dive in to my projects for this year. I already own Patterns of Fashions 2 so I expect that the first volume will be equally as informative and wonderful. After I have fully delved into them I will post reviews.
And as a last word to my best friend Michele, thanks so much for my Kindle food that helped by my books! Best friends forever!